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Nov 12, 2012 11:35pm EST
battles with weight and falling for patrick swayze and the love of her life, john travolta. cia. >>> good evening, i'm terry m e mor moran. tonight we have stunning new twists in the sex scandal that brought down david petraeus, head of the cia. his resignation shocked the nation. a four-star general in charge of our nation's secrets admitting an extramarital affair with the woman who penned his biography. a simple e-mail cybertrail, his undoing. martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: when general david petraeus granted paula broadwell exclusive and extraordinary access to pen his biography, he likely never imagined it would lead to his downfall. but tonight, his reputation is solid, the fbi is under scrutiny and agents have descended on broadwell's home to gather more material. material broadwell is now willingly providing them in this increasingly strange scandal. the affair first came to light this summer as part of an fbi investigation prompted by a complaint from this woman, jill kelly, a private citizen and military supporter who had befriended petraeus and his wife h
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Nov 14, 2012 4:30am EST
top dollar not dennis staunton general john allen so in the spot light leading to questions reaching the top general john allen is also in the spotlight. >> they are expected to agree on exactly what they know about the petraeus scandal as the search for answers continues for the first time we see the woman at the center of it all paula eating and drinking behind closed doors of her brothers tom and washington, d.c. this as the scandal seems to widen and the spotlight shines on the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very high of general john allen and the job he has done in. >> issue of support from the white house, -- officials uncovered thousands of what they called potentially inappropriate e-mails between general john allen and a jill kelly the woman who sparked the investigation. general allan says he did nothing wrong. >> until he proves otherwise i did nothing inappropriate. >> will those involved in the case have been quiet in a 911 call, jill says she needs diplomatic protection because she is honorary council of south korea and on offi
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00am EST
between kelley and general john allen. amidst all of this allen's possible promotion to become nato supreme scommander has been put on hold. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country, as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> and speaking of that job in afghanistan, he's expected to stay in that post. meanwhile, allen has denied any wrongdoing. we do understand that the confirmation hearing that was scheduled for thursday for a possible successor there for allen in afghanistan if, in fact he gets promoted is expected to continue as scheduled. again, the president could address all of this at his press conference later this afternoon. reporting live on capitol hill brianne carter abc 7 news. >> brianne, thanks so much. to help you follow the petraeus scandal, we have a special photo gallery on our website, where we identify all the key players. you can go to wjla.com and access it there. >> we're expecting a big decision today on capitol hill. we expect to found out if house minority leader nancy pelosi is going to keep her title and
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Nov 8, 2012 12:00am EST
president si. >> john goodman. >> you have ever 'em tipped a mini bar on your own? >> you bet. >> hayden panettiere. >> i would not want to be paul ryan's shake weight today. probably getting a vigorous -- >> john goodman. dog psychic. >> you are the father! >>> hey, jimmy the intern here, spreading the word about downy unstoppablesguillermo. guillermo's unitard was stored in a bag for 12 weeks. when was the last time you worked out? >> 12 weeks ago, bro. >> i'm going to go smell some people, okay? >> okay. >> all right, bro. >> all right, enjoy. >> what's up, bro? >> how is it going, man? >> doing great, bro. hey, bro, you want to smell me? >> do i want to do what? >> do you want to smell me? >> do you want to smell -- no. >> do you want to smell me? >> what? >> do you want to smell me, bro? >> if you smell me. thumb's up, down? >> down. you smell terrible. here, let me give you some downy unstoppable. >> oh, cool. >> okay. so, you can smell good like me. >> where do i put it? >> you put it in the washer, you know, in the washer with all your clothes, but you got to smell me so you can
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Nov 13, 2012 11:35pm EST
powerful men in america. >> a murder in paradise, a search for john mcafee, the man who invented anti-virus software protecting millions of computers. a strange tale of a millionaire on the run. >>> and why were these american heroes sitting ducks in one of the deadliest attacks of the afghanistan war? we go behind the battle and unravel the mystery of the outpost. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city. this is "nightline," november 13th, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. well the twists just keep on coming in the scandal that led cia director david petraeus to step down. and today there was a stunning new turn that now the top general in afghanistan is feeling the unwelcome glare of the spotlight. at the center of it all, a tampa socialite named jill kelly. and abc's brian ross has set out to discover who this woman really its who has helped unravel the careers of one of the most powerful men in america. >> reporter: her destrakttracto harsh saying she is a social climbing bored socialite. in the c
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00am EST
and john allen. missed all of this alan's will promotion has been put on hold. across the president thinks very high of general john allen and things very height of the job he has done in afghanistan. >> now john allen denies any wrongdoing. leon panetta says the people should not come to any conclusions that there was any misconduct or any wrongdoing. meanwhile, we understand at the confirmation on capitol hill for his possible successor if he is promoted will go ahead on thursday. reporting live, brianne carter abc 7 news. >> thank you. is 5:04. let us turn to the. >> showdown. president obama meeting with business leaders today to discuss the economy as well as the deficit. the democrats and on orthodox ideas for dealing with the cliff. they are proposing to let the government go over it temporarily in order to give the party more bargaining leverage for changes later on. if the deal is not reached by december 31, massive tax hikes and program cuts will kick in and could spark another recession. today we will find out if minority leader nancy pelosi will continue or actual step d
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Nov 13, 2012 6:30pm EST
general. general john allen, entrusted with nothing less than winding down the nation's war in afghanistan. you should know at any given moment there are fewer than 50 four-star generals around the globe for the united states, and they are the elite of the elite. tonight, two of the most formidable, one active duty, one retired, are in the heat of the spotlight and martha raddatz tells us what happened today. martha? >> reporter: diane, the consequences of dave petraeus' infidelity are astonishing. the nation is left without a cia director and the commander of our forces in afghanistan caught up in this bizarre web, as well. it is breathtaking. within days, two four-star generals so widely respected in the midst of scandal. first, david petraeus and now general john allen being investigated for sending what the pentagon said were "potentially inappropriate" messages, putting on hold his likely promotion to become the supreme allied commander in europe. >> of course, it weighs on him as much as it weighs on dave petraeus. i believe that dave is very, very sad for what he admitte
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Nov 13, 2012 12:00pm EST
. john gonzalez during those from out of the courthouse. >> cynn√Č and steve, won a court house down, one to go for kwame brown. he has been sentenced moments ago. he was sentenced to one day in jail followed by six months home detention with an ankle bracelet followed by supervised probation for two years. the sentencing will begin as soon as he is sentenced at a d.c. superior court later this afternoon. this for a campaign finance charge. the judge made it clear that kwame brown will remain in custody of united states marshals today and will not be released before the sentencing. brown did break down as saying he is truly sorry for his or contact. and words cannot express thewhat he is feeling. when he spoke of his children, that is when he began to cry. of course, kwame is being said today on a federal bank charge. back in june, he amended that he lied and forged signatures to get a personal loan. he then stepped down as the chairman. these loans were more than $160,000. and another loan, a separate loan for a vote. the prosecutor who was asking for six days in prison so that ever
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 5:00am EST
. john gonzalez has a look ahead >> . the general is expected to give timeline before and during the attacks. the question this morning on hill, can he keep his sex scandal from becoming a distraction? amid a tremendous gamble, petraeus goes to capitol lawmakers.to face will meet behind closed doors with the house and senate intelligence committees. his testimony comes a week after as dia director after admitting to an extramarital affair. director general petraeus tripoli and interviewed involved.e people >> the september 11 attack in left a for your people dead including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. makers have for already heard the acting cia director and watched a real-time video of the attacks. mistakes were made. we know we have to learn from this. many questions have been raised obamawhat the at the timeon new knew it was a terrorist attack. think the't intelligence community in any politicized intelligence provided to members of the. administration or the be solelytimony will the benghazi attacks. the general is not expected to about whether his conduct compromised national
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
and republican took their messages to the nation. president obama and house speaker john boehner say they are willing to work with the other to prevent deep spending cuts which could send the country back into a recession. >> on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach and that means askingthe wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. >> i think it's important for us to come to an agreement with the president. but this is his opportunity to lead. >> and as you know the big issues separating the two parties remains tax cuts. the spokesman says mr. obama will veto any legislation extending tax cuts for or more. boehner says he remains unwilling to raise taxes on the wealthy saying it will hurt small business owners. next week, their first post election negotiations. >> local relief efforts in the wake of super storm sandy have intensified tonight ten days after sandy hit. a fairfax county group is trying to keep the -- help fill the needs of millions in new york and new jersey. live in mcclain loo more on this mission of mercy. >> i
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
who took over for petraeus, general john allen, is also surrounded in scandal. >> suddenly, there is a lot more riding on this investigation. two commanders are under the microscope. petraeus is out as cia director. he replaced david petraeus in afghanistan. he is alongside him in this scandal. general john allen, 48 hours from confirmation, saw his hearings put on hold. >> you're going to watch this closely. -- we are going to watch this closely. >> the allegations that he sent hundreds of supposedly flirtatious, inappropriate e- mails to jill kellie, the same woman who sparked the petraeus investigation. allen has denied wrongdoing. >> i know she is a good mother and a good wife. i know what ever it was was a conspiracy. >> for the first time today, the white house's take on the timing of it all. the president was not informed until friday. >> the president was certainly surprised when he was informed about the situation. >> the white house -- made evident by the search of paula broadwell's house overnight. people arewe will talk about that. there's still plenty of chatter on ca
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 6:00am EST
has talked about raising taxes on those making more than $250,000. but john boehner says raising taxes is unacceptable from a possibility of a federal fiscal crisis. bob mcdonnell will be working to find a way to trim the budget. president obama also making major changes to his cabinet. several cabinet members expected to leave. some of these include hillary clinton, leon panetta, timothy geithner, eric holder and ray lahood. and a d.c. council hearing today. it would allow the city to use d.c. tax dollars without the approval of congress. tom davis expected to testify. >> a man -- 31-year-old oscar pleaded guilty thursday to sexual abuse charges. police say he admitted assaulting four woman last august. he faces up to two years in jail when sentenced next week. >> 6:33. but as look around montgomery county. maryland family pleading for help to find a hit and run a driver. this man was hit and critically injured when crossing the street. this and delphi. they told him the car that hit him was involved in a street race and kept on going. >> they hit him they ran the. and i just wa
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00am EST
man with one of the most high-profile military jobs. >> general john allen, a top commander in afghanistan, is now under investigation for sending in appropriate e-mails to the woman who triggered the resignation of david patreaus. fbi agents left early this warning with files, boxes, and a computer. the search comes after the fbi discovered thousands of e-mails between roswell and patreaus. >> i am sure both of them look back and realize they both made the biggest mistake of their life. >> it is now that the investigation that has the fbi facing scrutiny. lawmakers want to know why there were not told about the probe months ago when the investigation began. the fbi called it a preliminary investigation. that really caused them to take it all the way through. >> allen was nominated back and neck over by president obama. that nomination now on hold. he will remain in his post in afghanistan. >> think you. the senate foreign relations committee holds a closed-door hearing on the attack on the consulate in benghazi libya. the u.s. ambassador, chris stevens, and three other america
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00am EST
. john gonzalez joins us with reaction from the community. >> the deputy came to the neighborhood, this riverdale neighborhood of around 7:30 p.m. in the evening and woman who lives in the home behind as witnessed her own son's death. police say here is how it happens. >> the sometimes dangerous task of serving papers to a home proved just that. the prince george's county sheriff's office says one of the deputies was observing a temporary protective order when things quickly turn for the worse. >> all that law enforcement personnel attended dangerous. >> initially a deputy was invited in by the woman. officer was there to deliver the order to%. moments later the son stepped out of the room with a gun pointed at the deputy. the deputy fired one shot, killing the armed man. >> it is frightening to know somebody died here on our street. >> investigators say it is too early of the dispute and is not saying why the peace order of issues -- was issued, but sometimes law enforcement gets caught in the middle. >> i know they put their lives on the line every day. very concerned for all of
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
commands forces in afghanistan, john allen, accused of exchanging potentially inappropriate e-mails with tampa socialite, jill kelly. after the pentagon's dramatic announcement about allen earlier this week, overnight, the defense secretary teamed to be backing off. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf. he has my continued confidence. >> reporter: an echo of what the white house said tuesday. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: officials tell abc news, that the vast number of e-mails allen exchanged with jill kelly, who sparked the fbi investigation into broadwell and petraeus, show no evidence of any sexual relations. but are friendly and, perhaps, a bit flirtatious. in one note, kelly telling allen, she saw him on tv. he responds, thanks, dear. you're a sweetheart. meanwhile, david petraeus' sudden departure as cia director, has created lots of questions on capitol hill. especially that looming issue, th
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Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm EST
-star general. >> john allen says he wants to questions related to this investigation. i agentow know the fb isked off the investigation the counterterrorism investigator in the tampa office. so began the investigation that down to well- respected generals. he seems willing to make sure not end in the same way. announced through an s to fullye plan cooperate with the .nvestigation as of now, at his boss stands behind him. he has my continued o lead our forces. >> investigators look into what as aeen described flirtatious e-mails between he kelley. the fbi is pouring through dozens of documents taken from house.ell's >> we do not have all of the in permission yet. i have a lot of confidence in the fbi. probably to be expected. there is a lot riding on what her statement is going to be. >> paula broadwell held a high security clearance. that has been suspended pending outcome of the investigation. >> we have learned through a federal law enforcement official send e-la broadwell to other senior military officials besides general petraeus. these e-mails are characterized as an attempt to
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 2:35am EST
all. john mcafee made a fortune. >> now police want to question him about the murder of his neighbor. but he fears he could be the next victim. abc's matt guttman reports from belize. >> reporter: john mcafee is now becoming synonymous with drugs, paranoia and mysterious murder of mcafee's murder, greg fall, overnight saturday here in belize. mcafee is on the run telling wired magazine he has drastically changed his appearance. >> reporter: police tell abc news, the 67-year-old is a person of interest and is now being hunted by police even american officials still investigating the scene of the crime. >> when the police arrived at his property, he saw them coming and he hid. he in fact says that he dug himself into the sand and put a cardboard box over his head. but he is convinced if the police catch him, the police will kill him. >> reporter: the island, of palm shaded sand in the caribbean, accessible by puddle jumpers, so intimate everybody knows everybody. shane mccann was one of the first on the scene. >> he had a gunshot wound to the back of his head. he was laying fa
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Nov 14, 2012 4:00am EST
john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support at the white house. even as allen's nomination to be nato's commander. they are calling 20,000 to 30,000 e-mails. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and broadwell. general allen said he did nothing wrong. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise. i believe he did nothing appropriate. >> reporter: while those involved in this case has been quiet. jill kelly tells tampa dispatchers she needs diplomatic protection because she's honorary counsel to korea. >> they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved, as well. but now, because that's against the law to cross my walk since it's invilible. >> reporter: and lawmakers are demanding answers. when fbi officials brief them later this morning, they are expected to lay out how they handled this case and make it clear there were no politics involved. rob and paula? >> d
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Nov 11, 2012 11:00pm EST
, and their fathers including mine. there was so many sawyer who repaired the saber jets. john frances who supported the fighting group. and then there was gloria moore's older brother who died in a plane crash over the pacific. he was looking for men lost at sea. in pride and gratitude we remember. connecting to our past with only a click or two. but it took richard his whole life to visit washington, d.c.'s memorials. >> sempler fy. >> and to have endured for his family and his nation, we say thank you. >> i'm proud that i served for my country. >> we've got to wonder what service men of war's past would think of things like the internet let alone facebook and twitter. during wartime they most commonly communicated with pencil and paper. >> thank you. and if you have a photo of a vet that you would like to share with us we are creating a photo g make sure they are in uniform and tell us something about them. >> we certainly lucked out on the weather on this vearneds but changes are heading our way. >> we could enjoy this even org should enjoy this evening and the overnight an
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Nov 10, 2012 7:00am EST
. but what's not a problem is getting a special delivery in the mail, power bills. abc's john schriffen has the latest from hicksville, long island. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it is day two of the gas restrictions in new york city and here on long island. to give you an idea how fast this gas is going, just a few minutes ago, they put this sign on this pump, no more gas. five out of the eight pumps at this station, drivers are telling us that the lines continue to wrap around the corner, more than an hour long. and they're only getting longer. but if you think these drivers are frustrated, meet the people here on long island who still don't have power. >> you're a liar. >> you're a liar. >> reporter: look out for the torches and pitch forks because the residents on long island are beyond angry. going on nearly two weeks with no power. now, turning on their elected officials. >> they are all working to make things better. there is not -- >> reporter: in this region, there are still hundreds of thousands without power. one of the biggest offenders, the long island
ABC
Nov 11, 2012 8:00am EST
. look, more than a dozen homes destroyed. abc's john schriffen is on the story. john, good morning. >> reporter: our affiliate is now reporting at least two people are dead, eight others injured. the blast rocked the neighborhood when many were asleep. forced to quickly grab their pets and flee in their pajamas. authorities have been using searchlights going door to door to see if the number of victims will grow. those at the scene said it looked like a war zone. a deafening explosion late saturday night, left this quiet suburban neighborhood up in flames. two houses leveled. two others set ablaze d more than 200 people forced from their homes. the scene, collapsed walls and metal from cars melted. the blast could be heard from miles around. compelling neighbors to jump into action. >> as soon as i got to the house and i heard those people screaming, all i could think was, these people need to get out. >> reporter: the shock waves blew out windows and garage doors of nearby houses. many damaged by flying debris. >> as soon as you go outside it was like it was snowing. insulation fa
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Nov 8, 2012 12:00pm EST
. >> bizarre situation. john gonzalez has been following this and has more from the scene. >> a true mystery has left this neighborhood wondering what happened behind this school. >> it seems like foul play. >> the fire department was called to the area off of brentwood park way. when they arrived they found a man's body. >> i am very concerned. i do what here every day. >> somehow this said and ended up in this ditch. from the looks of the tire marks, it became -- it came from behind the high school. neighbors said this area is dark and the evening. and has had problems with prostitution and drugs in the past. >> people come back in this area. >> the city's major crush unit was at the scene moments later but the homicide unit was also called. school officials cannot comment in this afternoon. but detectives will more than likely be reviewing security cameras here. when the camera seems to estero directly towards the area where the car and body were found. -- seem to affect steer directly toward the area where the car and the body were found. >> they are not ready to say the official
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Nov 16, 2012 4:30am EST
lying all the time, having major behavior issues. >> john charles villers-farrow is being held on $800,000 bond. new details emerged about a deadly officer involved shooting in riverdale and happened wednesday night at prince george's county sheriff's deputy was serving a temporary peace order at adderall 160 third avenue. franklin sweeney jr. came down the stairs with a fake handgun. the deputy shot him, killing him. the deputy is on administrative leave. >> around the nation, investigators are searching for answers after a train rammed into a parade floats in texas. >> four people died and 17 others injured when the train to uploaded in midland's at a railway crossing. the float was headed to an event honoring wounded veterans. crossing gates and lights were working at the time of the collision, but it's not clear if the crew of the trains of the floats. >> bp will pay the largest criminal penalty in u.s. history. it is agreed to pay $4.5 billion for the 2010 oil spill in the gulf of mexico. bp says it will plead guilty to criminal targets related to the debts of 11 workers and
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Nov 11, 2012 9:30am EST
all night saying that "we are doing greaeat in coal country, significantly multiplied since when john mccain ran for office." there were other place parts of the statehere there was betttter turnout for romney did they were very helpful. but ththey also thought that the turnout would not be as strtrong for young voters suppororting obama, bck voters supporting a,. -- obama. in the e, when fairfax county and alexandria votes cacame in, that is where theyere wrong. >> a lot of common n interests between the romney campaign in virginia and george allen campaign in rginia on the issue you cite, what republicans call the w on coal. no doubt that this territory f for the red team. but young people and oththers, who are cruciaial and central to the obama universe, anand tim kaine benefited fromom this as well -- they came out in numbers. they were both wo -- they were mototivated in numberss to comeut. >> mr. obama medical forcece early and the camign, that he could forsake coal and oil interests by a winning those w keep least as well as those he annoyed. -- who he pleased was tse he annoye
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Nov 9, 2012 12:00am EST
affairs with two famous men. one of them being patrick swayze, one of them being john that voeal. >> can i just clarify? they were not sexual affairs. >> jimmy: that's the part i'm curl use about. >> i'm a little curious about that myself. >> jimmy: how do you have a nonsexual affair with someone? >> i didn't say the word affair, ever. someone interviewed me and then they -- >> jimmy: you charged them to see their penises? >> i did. but they were a lot smarter and they took the dime. no, i did not -- it wasn't sexual. it was -- you know, john travolta is and has remained one of my best friends for almost 25 years, 26 years. >> jimmy: this is before he was married to kelly preston. >> i was married. i fell in love with him. >> jimmy: while you were making "look who's talking." did you fall in love with each other? >> i would say it was even steven. and, you know, that's not a good thing to do. the only good part of it is, i didn't turn it into a sexual relationship, which is really good because for me, you know, if i have sex with someone, i have to marry them. >> jimmy: uh-huh. >> i don'
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
highest levels of the military. a new top american general implicated overnight. was general john allen having a relationship with the whistleblower in the middle of the case? plus, federal agents descend overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> two stranded on mt. rainier. sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> businessman on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now, he's wanted in relation to a murder. >>> and meet this young sensation in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, he's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. you need a flow chart to keep track of the sex scandal. it's cost david petraeus his job. and now, overnight, the commanding generalf american forces in afghanistan, general john allen, you see him right there. he's implicated, as well. 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails, to jill kelly. >>
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Nov 9, 2012 7:00am EST
, fights breaking out. >>> an abc news exclusive. house speaker john boehner draws a line in the sand two days after the election. saying any tax increase would be unacceptable. the standoff, now, already set, as the president gets surprisingly emotional. >> i'm really proud of all of you. >> in this brand-new footage, released overnight. >>> armed and dangerous. the massive manhuntor the bank robber called the ak-47 bandit. now, caught on tape, holding up banks across the west with an automatic rifle. police racing to track him down before he strikes again. >>> and the surprising revelation from the woman we all know from the dance floor. brooke burke charvet's surprising diagnose. the mother of four's new health battle. >>> always nice to see that we are well-protected here in times square. good morning, everyone. robin is on the mend. elizabeth vargas is back. and, boy, so much anger building up here in the northeast. tens of thousands, now, day 11 without power. the utility companies are under fire for that. and gas is still so hard to find for so many who need it. >> 77% of fuel
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Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
. the charred neighborhood. in a moment here, a tour of the scene, but first tonight, abc's john schriffen with the newest clues. authorities speaking just moments ago. >> reporter: this gaping hole is all that's left. charred foundations, burnt-out roofs, surrounded by pieces of homes scattered everywhere. an explosion so intense at least two people are now dead and at least eight others injured. >> garage doors blown in, houses completely leveled, nothing left. >> reporter: late last night this suburban commune till outside of indianapolis was rocked from their beds when a blast obliterated two homes and ignited several others. nearly 200 people were forced to quickly flee into the streets, many wearing pajamas, clutching their pets. a scene so desperate, neighbors rushed in to help. >> when i got to the house, i heard people screaming, the only thing i could think of is, these people have to get out or they're not going to make it. i just ran in, without even thinking, me an andrew here and just pulled them out. >> reporter: investigators are combing through the rubble, lookin
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Nov 15, 2012 2:35am EST
looming budget crisis in washington. house speaker john boehner says republicans want to cooperate but not by raising taxes. >> here we go again. president obama addressed the crisis rather and other challenges he faces in his first post-victory news conference. abc's karen travers is joining us from washington with more. hi, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. white house officials say they were expecting the president to get tough questions and yesterday he got them on a wide range of issues. in his first press conference in eight months, president obama said the american people knew what they were getting when they re-elected him. and his takeaway from last week's results -- >> i have got a mandate to help middle-class families. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff and mandatory spending cuts and tax increases is looming at the end of the year. >> i want a big deal. i want a comprehensive deal. >> reporter: the preside reiterated he is not backing down from the campaign pledge. >> a modest tax increase on the wealthy is not going to break their backs. they'll still
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Nov 16, 2012 12:00pm EST
thewould like to classified information public. reporting live on capitol hill, john gonzales, abc 7 news. the meeting has racked up at house over the fiscal cloud. leaders of the house and senate to work over thanksgiving to find a solution. >> tomorrow is speaker boehner's birthday. we are not going to embarrass him with a cake because we did know how many candles were needed. >> right. [laughter] >> we do want to wish him a happy birthday. thank you. >> after the meeting, leaders encouraged that they will agreement. democrats and republicans called productive. >> we are hearing from the of the little girl whose production prompted amber alert overnight. the jobless around this morning her parents fled their homes in southern virginia. -- the child was found this after her parents fled virginia. in southern >> early this morning, a ups spotted the vehicle used in the abduction. driver called 911 and .ollowed the car inside the car was the little girl's father. the girl was down a short time later in maryland. >> i am ok. >> there she is, safe and sound family in prince george's cou
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Nov 8, 2012 7:00am EST
the wake of such a big victory for democrats, a humbled speaker of the house, john boehner, struck a conciliatory tone. after keeping control of the house, but losing seats. he signaled a possible willingness to compromise on taxes and extended an olive branch to the president. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. let's rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country. >> reporter: rush limbaugh almost seemed at a loss of words when describing the republican defeat. >> i went to bed last night thinking, we're outnumbered. i went to bed last night thinking we lost the country. >> reporter: as returns were still rolling in, sarah palin seemed stunned. >> unfortunately, we know what we will get with four more years of obama. this really is a catastrophic setback to our economy. it's a perplexing time for many of us right now. >> reporter: in high-profile races from the top on down, it was a night of republican concession speeches. >> i pray that the president will be successful in guidi
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00am EST
right outside of his business. john gonzalez is live at the location with more. >> this manager still fighting for his life. he was flown to baltimore shock trauma in critical condition. this is the taco bell where he is the manager and has been for some time, we understand. he was shot multiple times walking back from this exxon in the same privileges the couple of feet away. happened around 1:00 a.m. sunday morning. the drive-through here at the top go bell restaurant is closed on weekends until 4:00 a.m. and the money. police do not know why this happened. they're trying to figure out if it is a random attack or attempted robbery. but the manager is fighting for his life. the neighbor, the residence tell us they are shocked because this is a county that only sees about two or three homicides a year. they are hoping this does not turn into the next one. more details on exactly what happened. we understand the manager was at the exxon buying something. he was walking back when police say he was ambushed. this morning police are looking for two men. they are going through surveillance
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Nov 16, 2012 12:00am EST
. there were two guys, one guy, his name was, a lovely guy, his name was john callie, he was in charge of making the movies. and then there was a guy, ted ashley, who was in charge of warner brothers. and he was going with a girl, his fiance, and we had this kind of this preview, people werenla, they enjoyed. i he shoves me into the manager's office, terrible office, and, anyway, he says, he says, okay, here's a legal pad, here's a pencil. take these notes. i said, yes, sir. he ran warner brothers. yes, sir, whatever you say. he says, n-word, out. it's out. we don't say it. he said, no punching a horse. no punching a horse. around the campfire, cut out e the -- out. it's out. he gave -- you can't punch an old lady, you can't, the black sheriff, you cannot -- out, out. so, okay. all right. i -- i said yes, sir, it's gone. it never happened. come back tomorrow, it's all out of the movie. he leaves. i crunch it up and i go all the way across the room and put it in the wastebasket. and john callie say, good filing. >> jimmy: thank god. you were able to leave it in. >> no, i had final cut s
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Nov 15, 2012 4:30am EST
was taken to the hospital. what's not for the latest in a scandal involving david petraeus. john alen says he will cooperate. the fbi looks through documents taken from the home, the president answered questions about a possible security breach. >> i have no evidence that classified information was disclosed that in anyway would have had a negative impact on the national security. >>david petraeus is breaking his silence on friday. it is about the deadly attack enter libya. they will hold a closed-door briefing on the september 11 attack. it killed chris stevens and three other americans. counter-terrorism officials are expected to testify there. turning to business news, at it is time for starbucks as the country expands. -- the company expands. >> we do get a ton of quarterly reports today from the retail industry including wal-mart and target. we have reports on inflation as well as jobless claims. take a look at this. check out facebook. 12.5%. that results and shares typically falling. shares rose on optimism the company will boost its ratted -- ad revenue. starbucks is grow
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Nov 15, 2012 11:00pm EST
. the detectives tell us the john villers- farrow. >> they always trusted him. he would buy expensive guests -- gifts. the mother now believes he did all to by her son's silence. ell. hope he rot in hai they claim their son spiled into self destruction and depression that continues today being assaulted sexually by this man. >> currently, he is just about catatonic. >> i can almost pinpoint the day this happened. my son went from being a normal little kid to lying all the time, having major behavioral issues. wasording to police, it theome here where pornographicn for images. surprised thisle d happen 60 feet from my front door. the boys says it happened over and over again. they were party the pinky club, to pinky to tell anyone. >> he has always come across as e who cares about children. his doorcked on tonight, and no one answers. s facing multiple charges on an $800,000 bond. >> thank you. we are also following breaking news tonight from texas where a slammed into a parade wounded veterans. officials say the train was horn, so officials --not say whether the train the crew saw it.
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Nov 15, 2012 12:00pm EST
, he fell victim to seeds. john gonzalez explains. >> this 36-year-old has lived here more than a year. he came home to this, finding all of his belongings out on the street. >> it clearly says november 19, 2012, trial date. he has been the victim, but he does not understand -- evicted but does not understand why. he admits he was laid on his rent, but records show he paid all of it except $30 in late fees he was to appear in court next week, but then came this. >> they got somebody to read it before the $38. >> he says most of his belongings including three flat screen televisions and a couple of laptops were stolen. he chased this man after rummaging through his staff. >> my baby's crib, her stroller, everything was gone. >> the manager at the apartment complex did not talk on camera, but say procedures are always followed and they say they will research this case more carefully. >> i cannot do anything. >> under rent laws, four days after judgment, that is when the eviction process can begin in the sheriff's office is contacted. not only was he kicked out, but his locks were ch
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
bargain with speaker of the house john boehner, the president proposed $800 billion in new tax revenues. but now, he is seeking twice that. $1.6 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years. that's a bitter pill for republicans to swallow. speaker boehner has called raising tax rates on anybody unacceptable. but he hasn't ruled out limiting deductions and closing loopholes. and that could be the outline of a possible deal. >> look at what the president had to say. look closer at what i had to say. there's no barriers here to sitting down and beginning to work through this process. >> reporter: but they don't come to a resolution, beginning january 1st, the economy could be thrown back into recession. and households making $70,000 a year, could see their taxes increase over $4,000. the president said he is open to new ideas. and if republicans have a way to raise taxing on the wealthy without raising rates, he wouldn't slam the door on them. george? >> the dancing begins. jon, thanks very much. >>> let's get to josh and the mounting violence in the middle east. >> as we all slept, we're
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Nov 11, 2012 6:30pm EST
right up the middle untouched seven yards. baltimore goes up 27-10. look at john harbaugh. ecoing every fan's feeling at that moment. fourth quarter the raiders kick off. what a way to kick it off to jacoby jones. five yards he gets it. he's gone. ravens set a franchise record 55 points as they win it 55-to -- 55-20. the unbeaten falcons at the saints. chris ivory at the end breaks a couple tackles the stiff arm. he can't take this guy down. he keeps going. 56-yard touchdown run. drew brees finds his tight end jimmy graham for the 14-yard touchdown. graham's second t.d. of the first half. saints hold on for the win 31-27. and as we said earlier, the redskins host the eagles next week. michael vick has been taken out today with a concussion against the cowboys. we'll see what happens. >> all right. this is our daily i wonder for today. ken baker, falls church. this is the stars at world war ii memorial. each star represents 100 soldiers that gave their life during the war. a really cool picture. and we salute our veterans on this veterans day. look at our forecast, the outlook tomo
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Nov 7, 2012 11:00pm EST
when he called a key congressional leaders including house speaker john boehner. >> what we can do is avert the cliff in a manner that serves as a downpayment on major solutions and actions in 2013 to begin to solve the problem. >> the problem is the massive military cuts and tax hikes that could hit the middle class come january if congress does not come up with a plan. poised to get hit the hardest the d.c. area, where 65,000 government contracting jobs are on the line. >> it will affect my job and business. >> autria godfrey, abc 7 news. >> former congresswoman and gabrielle giffords and her husband mark kelly will confront the man who shot her. they will be in the court room when he is sentenced this thursday. as part of a plea deal, he will receive life in prison but will not face death row. she was shot in the head. six others were killed by last aired during the shooting back in january of last year. >> we have an alert that women and children need to see in fairfax county. >> find out how 17-year-old female was attacked -- fended off an attack at a bathroom and side of a li
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Nov 14, 2012 6:30pm EST
on the topic of the attack in benghazi. earlier today, republicans john mccain and lindsey graham lashed out at susan rice, the leading candidate to replace secretary of state hillary clinton, because she initially suggested that the attack was a protest. >> why would susan rice not get our vote? i don't trust her. >> reporter: we put that to the president. senator graham said he simply doesn't trust ambassador rice after what she said about benghazi. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi? and to besmirch her reputation? it's outrageous. >> reporter: in a blistering response to that, senator graham issued a statement a short while ago, directly to the president, saying, quote, don't think for one minute that i don't hold you responsible. i think you failed as a commander in chief before, during and after the attack. in other words, diane, this battle is just beginning. >> first new battle of this re-elected term. thank you, jonathan kar
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Nov 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
trillion in mandatory cuts. the president wants to talk about this. john boehner is talking compromise. members of congress will see what will happen. what falling off the cliff will do to the nation's economy. we will have that anda more a more at six. >> get ready for inspirational stories. >> katie couric looks at the year in miracles. that is tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. right here. >> we may have a weather tramp here. >> it sounds like it. into the weekend. >> looking that way. lots of sunshine and a warming trend. that will be the difference here. take a look at temperatures around the area. the sun has been down for 49 minutes and temperatures are starting to fall. these are the latest observations. 40 west of town. we also have the wind out of the northwest, 13 miles per hour. those will diminish and that brought in the drier air. with clear skies and light winds, we will drop tonight about 33. perhaps a few of for 20's in outlying areas. there is the spin on the right hand of the storm moving it to groupon new england but interacting with high-pressure across the tennessee valley. th
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Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
dozens of others beyond repair. abc's john schriffen is there with the latest. good morning, john. >> reporter: josh, good morning. there is a large police presence as investigators try to figure out just how this happened. right now, nothing has been ruled out, but investigators are puzzled. but so far there has been no sign of a gas leak in the neighborhood. this video shows a massive inferno sparked by the explosion that rocked this indianapolis neighborhood late saturday killing husband and wife deion and jennifer longworth, leaving seven others. >> garage doors blown in. windows blown in, houses leveled. nothing left. >> reporter: this morning, authorities are trying to figure out what touched off the blast which could be heard for miles sblp we can't speculate on what the cause of the blast was, whether natural gas or some other source. >> reporter: witnesses say it happened around 11:00 p.m., more than 100 firefighters responded to the scene as more than 200 residents quickly ran into nearby streets. >> it splintered my door. it was like a war zone. >> doors what falling do
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
according to john. >> i do not think i'm a hero. >> 27-year-old marine sergeant peck suffered a head injury after an explosion in iraq only to return to the battlefield in afghanistan where another blast took his arms and legs. the true heroes, he says, are the ones who did not come home. >> they are gone and they will never come back. they will never see, feel here this ever again. >> the totals to terrace condition is providing the john -- utunnels to twoers foundation has provided a new smart home with lowered counter heights and smart features. the thermostat, cameras, and these can be controlled by an ipad or iphone anywhere in the country. >> he's an inspiration to each of us. >> we wish you the best. >> lisa is broad but not surprised. >> this is the way i raised him. >> he is forever grateful for the gifts he had been given. >> i do not think this could top it. >> others are grateful for him. in fredericksburg, jeff goldberg, abc 7 news. >> we're so lucky to have people like him service. the heartwarming birthday surprise in wichita kan. navy reservist came home dressed
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Nov 16, 2012 7:00am EST
learning a lot more about john mcafee's compound and how close the police may be. >> reporter: that's right, george. sources are telling us that police are focusing searching on this island. and all of the talk about mcafee's hiding out, it's possible he's in the estate behind me, hunkers down in a steel and concrete safe room. this morning, it appears that investigators may be closing in on john mcafee. the former software tycoon being sought for questioning in a murder. mcafee said rumors are rife of an imminent raid. and another bizarre twist in this saga, sources tell abc news, mcafee may never have left his house. >> he could have picked a location that's very secure, the police don't know about. >> reporter: in fact, abc news has learned mcafee's compound features a concrete safe room. this photo obtained exclusively by abc news overnight, shows the bunker's steel gate. when we visited, the lights were on. but we saw no sign of mcafee. police have been looking for mcafee since saturday night when his neighbor, american greg faull, was found shot in the back of his head i
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Nov 12, 2012 2:30am EST
here is abc's john schifrin. >> reporter: this gaping hole is all that is left, charred foundations, burned out roofs, surrounded by pieces of homes scattered everywhere. an explosion so intense at least two people are now dead and at least eight others injured. >> garage doors blown in. windows blown in. houses completely leveled. nothing left. >> reporter: this suburban community outside of indianapolis was rocked from their bed when a blast obliterated two homes and ignited several others. nearly 200 people were forced to quickly flee into the streets. many wearing pajamas, clutching their pets. a scene so desperate, neighbors rushed in to help. >> as soon as i got to the house and heard people screaming only thing i could think of these people had to got out or they're not going to make it. i just ran in. without thinking. me and andrew here, pulled them out fast as we could. >> reporter: investigators are combing through the rubble looking for clues. >> so far that, survey has indicated there are no gas leaks in the area. however, we have got a lot more investigation to do. >>
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am EST
, which would cost close to $1 trillion. >> reporter: but house speaker john boehner made it clear, wealthiest americans should not see their taxes go up. >> i have outlined a framework how both parties can work together. >> reporter: for the first time the president weighed in on the scandal that led to general petraeus' resignation as cia director. >> i have no evidence at this point, from what i've seen, that classified information was disclosed that would in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: the president also blasted top republicans for their criticism of u.n. ambassador susan rice over the administration's initial reason for the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he said they should, instead, take aim at him. rob and paula, back to you. >> a heated moment for the president there. preeti arla, live in washington. >>> and david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. petraeus was head of the cia when u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three
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Nov 11, 2012 10:00am EST
speaker john boehner, sean hannity has evolved on the issue of immigration. >> you have point on me? >> two questions, will it happen now and is that enough for the republican party? >> it's not the only thing they need to do. it's an important threshold issue for an awful lot of -- not just for hispanic voters but for asian voters. it has shrunk to 33% in 2004. 26% this time. why in the world should chinese americans vote so much less for republicans than eight years ago? >> what is the answer? >> i think the answer is they're getting a message, you're really not welcome. part of that is the threshold question of immigration. and republicans need to address that. look, if the iceberg breaks up on immigration, this sort of the conservative part of the republican coalition, there's been an unwillingness to consider immigration reform. it's just been closed off. mitt romney hasn't been willing to address that. he used words like self-deportation. >> i don't think though that the democrats have done a terrific amount in that area either. i went to the president obama's speech gave at a
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Nov 9, 2012 2:35am EST
much about, house speaker john boehner was quick to express willingness to compromise, get the job done. boehner sat down for an exclusive interview with abc's diane sawyer. he said he is willing to listen to the president's proposals even if they clash with gop principles. but he was adamant that raising taxes is not an option. >> raising taxes on small business people is the wrong prescription given where our economy is. >> is it on the table to talk about? >> i made clear. >> wealthier americans pitch in here. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable. and frankly it couldn't even pass the house. putting increase revenues on the table, but through reforming our tax code, and i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem and trying to secure our entitlement programs. i am confident that he and i can find the common ground necessary. >> that common ground may be tough to find because the president has already said he would veto any deal that does not allow tax cuts for the rich to expire. boehner says republicans would introduce new tax revenue as the
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm EST
about why were you interfering in a criminal investigation? >> leanne panetta defended john allen. >> he has my continued confidence. >> the two women in the spotlight have not spoken. jill kelly comes under increasing scrutiny. her gerrie>> i am an honorary consul general so i have and vulnerability. they should not be able to cross this property. i do not know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. >> korean officials gave her the purely honorary title. the air force base reports they are provoking her right to go on base unescorted. >> the story continues to unfold. president obama addressed the looming fiscal cliff and many other issues as well as his -- at his first press conference. >> the owner of the specialty pharmacy is refusing to answer questions on that nationwide meningitis outbreak. his pharmacy the new england compound center is blamed for the tainted steroid shots tied to 32 deaths. victims and families are calling on congress to act. >> they deserve every penalty that can be brought against them. it is proven that they're guilty. >> at what these peo
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Nov 8, 2012 2:35am EST
. it's good for america to see this. john boehner cominout today. harry reid as well. boehner said, we can't keep setting the bar that low. it is time we raise the bar. i loved what he said about we are ready to be led not as democrats or republicans, but as americans, not as a liberal or conservative, but as the president of the united states. >> that's the quote mark alluded to. you hope in light -- dual messages last night. the country overwhelmingly elected barack obama back to office. more democrats in the senate and the house. on the other side. popular vote very close. obama, up by 3 million votes. very close race. that was a message, not a mandate. so there is a middle ground that you hope they both seek out. because the electorate did send dual messages last night. >> one headline, the divided states of america. it is a little divided. we need some healing, neosporin and a band-aid. >>> yeah. asian stocks tumbled overnight after a steep drop on wall street. global investors are nervous about new forecasts that show slow slow economic growth in europe well into next year. back
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